Recent renovations at a former Almaty store, ‘Kazakhstan’, revealed this beautiful mural behind some drywall. The artists of this fabulous piece are Moldakhmet Kenbaev and Nikolai Tsivchinsky.
The mural is an example of sgraffito, a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting colour.
Pictured here is local tour guide and Kazakhophile, Dennis Keen, and the son of one of the original artists, Alpamys Kenbaev.
Another sgraffito mural by the same artists was recently restored and placed up on Kok Tobe.
Credit: Walking Almaty